UMD Increase quantity and availability of counselors at the Counseling Center

UMD Increase quantity and availability of counselors at the Counseling Center

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Sierra Seabrease started this petition to Chetan Joshi, Director of the Counseling Center

Stress is something that most college students experience for a multitude of reasons and is one of the most common concerns of college students. Excessive stress that is not addressed can contribute to mental and physical health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety. This is even worse for students with underlying mental illness. 

The primary goal of the UMD counseling center, according to the director, is to “ensure that students are provided with the services and tools needed to support their growth, development and learning.” This isn't happening as many students have to wait at least 2 to 3 months to be seen by a counselor for help. By this point in time, the students have already relieved the source of stress, classes have ended, or midterm exams have passed. 

There are roughly 25 counselors to accommodate all of the 40,521 students that attend UMD. If you believe this is an issue, please sign our petition to work towards making the counseling center more accessible for ALL students of UMD and having a wait period no longer than 2 or 3 weeks as it is included in all of our tuition. 

 

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